Sioux City Heelan defeated the Washington Demons 47-14 in the Class 3A playoff football Championship game at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls last night, but they had to come from behind to do it. Washington led 7-6 early in the game, trailed 26-7 at halftime and gave up two touchdowns within 10 seconds in the third quarter when Heelan put the game away for good. The Demons just could not slow down the big play passing game of the Crusaders. Their quarterback Trenton Solsma was 23 of 30 passing for 453 yards and 6 touchdowns. Washington ends the year 12-2 and Heelan a perfect 14-0.
Other championships decided Thursday. Class “A” West Lyon 49 BGM 7, 8 man championship won by Don Bosco over Exira-Elkhorn-Kimbalton 18-14.
Friday Championships to be decided.
St. Edmond, Fort Dodge (13-0) vs. Regina, Iowa City (13-0) – 11:06 AM
Waukon (12-1) vs. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll (13-0) – 2:06 PM
Xavier, Cedar Rapids (12-1) vs. Dowling Catholic, WDM (13-0) – 7:06 PM
Former Mt. Pleasant head football coach Bob Jensen will receive the Walt Fiegel Coaching with Character Award Presented at the halftime of the Class 4A football Championship game tonight by one of his former players Beau Hampton, of ACE Fundraising.
This award was created in 2003 after the death of Sioux City East Coach Walt Fiegel who was also the Executive Director of the Iowa Football Coaches Association. It honors an individual who embodies the high character, integrity, concern for kids, and service to the profession that were modeled by Coach Fiegel.
Coach Jensen ended a 24-year football career at Mount Pleasant. He retired with a record of 159-77. He gave 40 years to the profession, embodying the qualities of service to the kids, the school and community, and the coaching profession.
The 2013-2014 basketball season begins for the Mt. Pleasant Panther girls team Saturday afternoon at Durant-Bennett. Mt. Pleasant had a 13-9 record last season and has everyone returning this year so there is a lot of optimism in the Panther camp to have a very successful year. Leading the way will be Senior Taryne Shull the leading scorer from last year at 11.6 points per game, she has committed to play college basketball at St. Bonaventure in New York a Division I program. Kelsi Phipps a junior also averaged in double figures last year and is the Panthers power player on the inside, along with senior Mary Wester and junior Hannah Becker. Senior Natalie Meyers and Junior Natalie Ita will be threats for outside scoring. Durant-Bennett is led by a sophomore 5’6” Janey Botkins who is a sharp shooter from 3 point range and does a good job penetrating too.
The freshman teams of the two schools will play Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by the JV game and then Varsity. KILJ-FM 105.5 and kilj.com will carry the varisty game at around 4:30 p.m.
The Iowa Wesleyan College Tiger men’s basketball team is in action this weekend in Ankeny, Iowa as they play Manhattan Bible College this afternoon and Faith Baptist College Saturday afternoon.
LET’S TALK TURKEY ABOUT A FUN FAMILY EVENT COMING UP ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23RD SPONSORED BY THE REC CENTER AND WEST LIBERTY FOODS. IT’S THE GOBBLE WOBBLE 5K RUN ON A FAMILY FRIENDLY COURSE AROUND MT. PLEASANT. ALL LEVELS OF RUNNERS AND WALKERS ARE URGED TO PARTICIPATE…WHETHER YOU USE YOUR SPEED TO GOBBLE UP THE GROUND OR IF YOU JUST WOBBLE AROUND THE COURSE IT WILL MAKE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR SOME VERY NICE PRICES FROM WEST LIBERTY FOODS. PRE REGISTRATION COST IS $20 WITH DAY OF THE RACE PRICE $25. REGISTER BY STOPPING IN AT THE REC CENTER OR YOU CAN ENTER ONLINE AT mpreccenter.com, CHIP TIMING WILL BE AVAILABLE. THE RACE BEGINS AT THE REC CENTER AT 8:30 A.M. ON NOVEMBER THE 23RD.
The 4th Annual Fort Madison Day at Carver Hawkeye Arena is set for Sunday, December 22, 2013. Iowa takes on Arkansas – Pine Bluff.
The Fort Madison Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club has worked with University of Iowa Athletics to secure premium seating for our group. On Thursday, November 14th at 7:00 AM, tickets go on sale at the Partners offices located at 614 9th Street, Fort Madison.
The first 150 children’s tickets will be available for $5 each (ages 18 and under). The first 150 adult tickets will be available for $10 each.